(A) The conservator shall evaluate the business and assets of the bank and, after conducting whatever investigations the circumstances may require, shall recommend to the superintendent of financial institutions that either the conservatorship of the bank be terminated or the superintendent appoint a receiver and the bank be liquidated as otherwise provided in this chapter. The conservator shall consult with the board of directors of the bank before making the recommendation.
(B) The conservator of the bank may submit a plan to the superintendent for approval to restructure the bank in a manner designed to return the bank to the control of its shareholders. As part of the plan, the conservator may take any steps the superintendent approves regarding the management, operations, or assets of the bank, including the sale of some or all of the bank's assets. The conservator shall consult with the board of directors of the bank regarding any proposed sale of all or substantially all of the bank's assets.
(C) The superintendent may require the conservator to submit the plan to the shareholders of the bank as provided in division (D) of this section or to submit a new or revised plan for consideration by the superintendent.
(D) If the conservator's plan is submitted to the shareholders pursuant to division (C) of this section, the superintendent shall designate the contents of notice of the vote that is to be forwarded from the conservator to the shareholders and shall designate the date upon which notice is to be forwarded. The date of the shareholder vote shall be determined by the superintendent, but shall not occur earlier than seven days or later than forty-five days after the date of the notice.
If the majority of the shareholders do not approve the plan, the superintendent may request submission of a new plan or proceed to appoint a receiver without regard to the grounds for appointment of a receiver as otherwise provided in this chapter. If the majority of the shareholders approve the plan, the superintendent may terminate the conservatorship, and the shareholders shall elect directors to manage the bank.
(E) The superintendent, at any time, including after the date notice of a vote is provided to shareholders of the bank under division (D) of this section, may revoke a previously approved plan of the conservator and either provide for, or request submission of, a new plan or proceed with receivership under this chapter.
Effective Date: 01-01-1997 .